Season’s Greetings to all of you and Good Wishes for 2023
The end of the year and the start of a new is a good opportunity to look back at what was achieved in the difficult context we have been living in for over the last 2 years – first COVID-19, and now the war in Ukraine.
Even in these challenging times, nursing has played a crucial role in driving resilience in our health systems. The EU Institutions have made clear that health research is a top priority for the wider EU policy agenda, in which nursing research has an increasingly important role to play – see the EU Commission signed the Agreement on Research Assessment; the New European Innovation Agenda; or the ‘Health at a Glance: Europe 2022’ report. These are important developments in which health research has a key role to play to support the advancements and evaluation of nursing innovations.
It is key that, at EU level, nursing research excellence and impact is brought to the EU policy co-creation process on key topics as APN, digitalisation, planetary health, nurse mentorship, care left undone and violence against nurses, six policy briefs developed by the ENRF. From an EU perspective, it is clear that health care research is a top priority.
The ENRF will continue in 2023 to build synergies with the European Commission and the European Parliament to make sure that the EU puts a greater focus on healthcare preparedness and invest in nursing workforce.
We look forward to working with you in 2023 to make nursing research more visible at EU level.
A peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year to you all and your families.